The day the FA Cup came to town

By Damian Mullan


By Damian Mullan


The romance of the FA Cup is alive and well, judging by the weekend’s action.

But, then, it’s always been there as the picture accompanying this article shows.

The photograph, dating from 1946, shows former Northern Ireland footballing legend Peter Doherty proudly showing off the famous old trophy on a visit home to Maghera.

Doherty, who was born in Magherafelt but moved to neighbouring Maghera while still a toddler, captained Derby County to Wembley success earlier that year.

The photo and accompanying article has been kindly sent in to The Chronicle by long-time reader Margaret Campbell from Portstewart whose mother was a sister of ‘Peter The Great.’

If you have any memories of Peter Doherty, then why not drop us a line to The Chronicle office or via e-mail.

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